The Dancing Mushroom
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Grifola frondosa (also known as hen-of-the-woods, maitake (舞茸, "dancing mushroom") in Japanese, ram's head or sheep's head) is a polypore mushroom that grows at the base of trees, particularly oaks. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is native to China, Europe, and North America.
|pores on hymenium|
|cap is offset or indistinct|
|hymenium is decurrent|
|stipe is bare|
|spore print is white|
|ecology is parasitic|
From Japanese 舞茸 (maitake).
- Hyphenation: mai‧ta‧ke
maitake (countable and uncountable, plural maitakes)
- Grifola frondosa, an edible polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the bases of trees.
- hen of the woods, ram's head, sheep's head, signorina
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